For this new day of mobilization against the pension reform, Jean-Luc Mélenchon was in the procession of demonstrators in Montpellier. He sent a clear message: "On March 7, everything is blocked, everything must stop everywhere," he said, arguing that a "certain form of action", that of repeated demonstrations, had "reached its limit". Mélenchon also described Thursday as "the last signal before the total blockage, which will be March 7".
"The president is more absent than ever [...], we need that, through determined action today and on the 7th (March), he is given the lesson he must receive," said Mr. Mélenchon. , who spoke on the sidelines of the demonstration against the pension reform organized Thursday in Montpellier, where he will be meeting in the evening.
“On March 7, everything is blocked, everything must stop everywhere, and tonight I will tell you about it at the meeting, I will tell you how we are going to get there. We have time to prepare and do things seriously,” continued the former presidential candidate.
Also referring to the hiccups of the government in the defense of this reform project, in particular around pensions at 1,200 euros monthly, Mr. Mélenchon said he was "surprised by the amateurism including the drafting of the law" on pension reform testifies. "It all seems incoherent," said Mr. Mélenchon. “What is striking is that it is small-time government, they decide, but they don't know what they put in their text. They themselves don't believe what they're saying and what they've written," he added, castigating "some language that comes out like an answering machine."
"Why are they doing this if they themselves don't know what is in their law?" he questioned, questioning an "ideological vision of society" and the desire to "give a pledge" to the European Commission by raising the retirement age.
"He hears nothing, understands nothing: yes, the French people have a compass, they want their efforts to be rewarded by progress for everyone, and not by social setbacks", also dropped the leader of the Insoumis , questioned on the declarations of Emmanuel Macron who had judged Wednesday in the Council of Ministers that the oppositions had "more compass", in particular after the rejection by the Assembly of a senior index in companies.